On Being with Krista Tippett is a Peabody and Webby award-winning public radio program and podcast that takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human? And how do we want to live? From science to religion, the environment to the arts, Krista and guests explore meaning, faith, and ethics amid the changes that define 21st century cultural life.
The XIV Dalai Lama seems to many to embody happiness - happiness against the odds, a virtue that is acquired and practiced. Before a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Krista had a rare opportunity to mull over the meaning of happiness in contemporary life with him and three global spiritual leaders: a Muslim scholar, a chief rabbi, and a presiding bishop. An invigorating and unpredictable discussion exploring the themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body.
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"In recent years, she's delved into the fact that children in every language and culture studied by linguists have huge animal vocabularies. She's puzzling, these days, over what that says about us as human beings. … Alone among the creatures, as Jean Berko Gleason puts it, we are able to reflect, to be conscious of ourselves, and to comment on that."